Comic Review: The Phantom Stranger #1

Writer: Dan Didio

Artist: Brent Anderson & Scott Hanna

Cover: Brent Anderson

Publisher: DC

Release: October 2012

Type: Ongoing

Writing Score: 2 out of 5

Art Score: 4 out of 5

Cover Score: 4 out of 5

Recommendation: Eh.

Rating: 3 hooded strangers out of 5


This review may contain spoilers…proceed with caution.

Very disappointed with this one. Not as good as issue #0 and I didn’t feel the relevance of this story aside from the end where it shows us that The Phantom Stranger has a family of his own. This is odd given that he’s supposed to roam the earth and with the curse to never engage with the people around him – forever watching. The art was really good and I  enjoyed the depth of the color. The cover is alright but there’s nothing about it that captures my attention in it’s choices of placement or colors. I’d normally just decide to quit reading it but Pandora will be appearing in the next issue and that’s something I want to see.

I’m moderately curious for issue #2.

A. A. Omer

I’ve grown up with the comic book characters we all know and love but I finally got into comics with the launch of DC’s NEW 52 in 2011. These opinions are mine and mine alone…unless, you know, you agree which will then mean it’s OUR opinion but disagreeing is totally fine too.

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